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Photo: Salvation Army bell ringer a familiar face

“See, this is why I do it,” said Salvation Army bell ringer Bill Conner, right, as he got  a hug from Charles Stetzer at Fred Meyer in Coeur d’Alene on Monday. Bill is 79 and hopes to keep ringing until he’s 80. “He’s one of our best bell ringers,” said Christy Markham, director of development and marketing for the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. “People expect him to be there every year.” 
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells through 4 p.m. on Dec. 24. To volunteer, call (208) 889-9101. To see available shifts, go to https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=31. All of the money raised in the red kettles goes to community programs, including clothing for kids at Christmas, emergency assistance for families and sending children to summer camp, Markham said. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
“See, this is why I do it,” said Salvation Army bell ringer Bill Conner, right, as he got a hug from Charles Stetzer at Fred Meyer in Coeur d’Alene on Monday. Bill is 79 and hopes to keep ringing until he’s 80. “He’s one of our best bell ringers,” said Christy Markham, director of development and marketing for the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. “People expect him to be there every year.” The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells through 4 p.m. on Dec. 24. To volunteer, call (208) 889-9101. To see available shifts, go to https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=31. All of the money raised in the red kettles goes to community programs, including clothing for kids at Christmas, emergency assistance for families and sending children to summer camp, Markham said. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
“See, this is why I do it,” said Salvation Army bell ringer Bill Conner, right, as he got a hug from Charles Stetzer at Fred Meyer in Coeur d’Alene on Monday. Bill is 79 and hopes to keep ringing until he’s 80. “He’s one of our best bell ringers,” said Christy Markham, director of development and marketing for the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene. “People expect him to be there every year.” The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells through 4 p.m. on Dec. 24. To volunteer, call (208) 889-9101. To see available shifts, go to https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=31. All of the money raised in the red kettles goes to community programs, including clothing for kids at Christmas, emergency assistance for families and sending children to summer camp, Markham said.
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